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Scouting Report: 2017 three-star Washington forward Nahziah Carter

Mike Hopkins lands a late impact guy for the Huskies

NCAA Basketball: Clemson at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a weird few months for the Washington Huskies.

Markelle Fultz came and went. He was good, the team wasn’t.

Lorenzo Romar’s time came to an end. The Porters left with him.

Long-reported Syracuse “head coach in waiting” Mike Hopkins became the new Washington head coach seemingly out of nowhere.

One of the biggest positives for Hopkins, despite never having coached a game before, was his ability to recruit. That ability has been on display since his hiring, and continued when he landed Nahziah Carter, a three-star forward from Hopkins’ old stomping grounds, upstate New York.

Carter is the nephew of rapper Jay-Z (and Beyonce, if you want to get technical), which is a neat fact you’ll hear about over and over. But can he make a difference for the Huskies? Let’s take a look at what he brings to the table.

Immediately noticeable is that Carter plays much bigger than his listed height of 6’6. He has no problem working inside and throwing himself at the basket. While we don’t see much of his defense (you never really do in these videos), the offensive side of his game is positive.

For a young Washington team, it’s safe to say that Carter will be in the fold early on. That could be incredibly beneficial for his growth and development, plus quite helpful for Washington’s growth as a team.